Come! Descend the stairwell with us into the studio (and a basement) that time forgot and delight with us in a love for audio drama, creative writing and voice acting all fueled by the mad minds and creative conflicts of five guys from Greater Cincinnati.  Intelligent (sorta) diatribes meet crass humor in a crudely crafted basement studio where the five of us: Scott, Austin, Mike, Drew and Jeremy confer every single week to bring you audio dramas that may make you laugh hysterically, cringe frighteningly or even think longingly ( think longingly on the fact that we 5 may suffer from many an undiagnosed mental psychoses and require professional help). With the help of a brilliant cast of actors, friends, cohorts and our beloved significant others we strive every week to delight and entertain you!  Well to be honest mostly entertain ourselves…but the fact that you’ve decided to come along and laugh with us helps us validate our life choice of Audio Drama entertaintment)  We will strive to bring you the best in rogue audio drama that our brains can muster…let’s just hope we didn’t damage our brains too much with excessive drinking in the 90’s.  Thanks for listening , check out individual bio’s down below and be sure to follow us on…well pretty much every major social media site…we’re kinda whores like that. Eagle screech!

Austin Beach

Austin Beach

Stoic, inquisitive and almost always donning an old ball cap and a pair of head phones for intense editing, we present to you our fearless leader and founder Austin Beach.  One night a few years back Austin was surfing the internet and while trying to discern the finer points of what one could only describe as “Breeding Techniques Utilized by Third World Goat Herding Villages and Their Not So Common Aphrodisiacs” (don’t judge people, it’s called research) he heard a noise.  Austin, afraid of being caught…researching…by his beautiful wife or lovely daughters, immediately typed in random letters into his search engine jetting him off to safety.  This day, the weavers of fate had things in store for Austin as he landed on a page consisting of…hmm, what is this? Audio Drama?  And like an addicts first shot of heroin all it took was one click and he was hooked.  He loved it and he needed more. Much more! A true audio drama junkie.  A man of boundless creativity, Austin saw an opportunity for a creative outlet he hadn’t seen since his days as a struggling comic book artist (he’s a wonderful artist) and knew just the guys to bring in for the job.  Bringing us together to spitball the idea of audio drama at a local greasy spoon, he talked at great length about the loose, fast and exotic lifestyle of the “audio-dramateur” (for lack of phrase) and that we needed to be a part of this world.  Threatening us with black mail, we reluctantly accepted and today we find ourselves…um, Happy and Subservient members of Audioblivious productions. All Hail the Leader.

On a much more real note, Austin is extremely hard working. The time and money consistently spent on his love for the world of Audio Drama is not only admirable, it’s loved and appreciated. A writer, director, editor and not to mention one hell of an actor (not just for Audioblivious but for many other companies whom we are proud to be affiliated) it’s pretty obvious to all of us who know him that he’s found the place where he belongs.
Austin has been a part of Gabrielle Thomas and the Return of the Fallen, Jake Dimes Range Detective, man Pulp-pouri theater shows, Jim Robbie and the Wanderers, the Drift and Ramble podcast and many, many more.! 

Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips

If Austin is the right hand of the law, Scott’s the left…or vice versa.  I don’t know hand metaphors. Another incredible artist and storyteller, Scott, though not initially one of the founding members of Audioblivious but soon recruited by Austin, followed not long after and with the grace of an African coup d’etat established himself as judge, jury and executioner of the group.  His politeness,caring demeanor and quick humor can quickly be offset by his sternness and willingness (willing, who are we kidding he loves it) to smack us around if need be or light a fire under our ass if necessity calls for it.  He came in, guns blazing and established the law in this here town with the blunt but effective ultimatum of “this is how shit’s gonna be.” And like an old west hero, banished the chaos from our little audio village where we suffered from a lack of focus and helped streamline us into a modern day audio drama player.  We heard pray tell he even rescued himself a fair maiden!  (Though knowing us and given how this metaphor is going,the fair maiden is probably Jeremy in a blond wig…*shutters at the thought*.)

Caring, highly intelligent and wise beyond his years, Scott’s another hard working individual we’re honored to call friend and colleague. Juggling working two jobs, Scott devotes most of his  free time to writing,acting and directing here at Audioblivious Productions and is one of the masterminds behind Wynabego Warrior, Natural Selection, and most recently two horror stories for the 11th Hour podcast as well as others that are in production.  

Mike Janson

Mike Janson

There’s not much that can be said of Mike Janson that his friends will not happily twist in some disturbing way. In a way he is an International Man of Mystery in that he has traveled abroad to many a foreign land often leaving the native denizens puzzling the mystery of whether he is truly human or not (we will refrain from going into details of an incident in a small Japanese village where he earned the title “Kaiju” (Strange Beast)). All of us know though that his self-proclaimed scary visage and large stature are just the vessel used to  harbor a wonderfully big and caring heart and yet and even bigger brain.  (Mike Janson’s Head is like our studio magic 8 ball…it knows all.)  When he’s not delighting in odd or disturbing voices to use in many diverse productions, Mike works as a professional IT nerd and is constantly busy supporting the engineering division of a well known major car manufacturer known the world over.  With a thirst for knowledge that’s never quelled, in the (ancient) past Mike’s studies have run the academic gamut: Theater, Genetics, Computer Programing, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Japanese (to name a few!) while bouncing around between majors in college.  In the world of Audio Drama, and for a highly intelligent and shaved Yeti, he seems to have an affinity for mimicking an array of human voices making him a perfect fit and a founding member here at Audioblivious…all that natural talent and a face for voice acting.  

Fun Fact:  In an 11th hour Halloween production, Mike died 5 times in a single episode!  One of his deaths was a character actually named Janson. If he was a suspicious man I am sure Mike would be worried about what his friends and teammates were trying to tell him. Well Mike, like the mythological Phoenix, we expect you to rise proudly from your ashes with your head held high…if only because we need you to die, theatrically, once again.

Drew Profit

Drew Profit

Drew was born in Louisville, KY and grew up in the small town of Shelbyville where he was one of the few people NOT driving their tractor to school. Raised on a steady diet of mythology, sci-fi, role-playing games, professional wrestling, action movies, video games and the all important comic book, he became a veritable fanatic of heroic fiction and anything relating to that genre. During high school he made the transition from the swim team to the drama club becoming the club’s president by his senior year. With a passion for the thespian arts, he went on to participate in community theater in his hometown all while perfecting his craft in three different Ren Fests. Graduating in the year of {redacted for vanity} Drew moved up to Cincinnati, OH and attended college at Northern, KY University as a theater major. It was at NKU where he met fellow Audioblivious Productions member and one of his greatest friends, Mike Janson and Mike would be responsible for bringing him to the world of Audio Drama (so everyone blame Mike).  Since that time Drew became proficient at not just burning the candle at both ends, but also setting it on fire in the middle. His passions are heavily founded in the Cincinnati gothic-industrial scene as a promoter and he actively participates/ runs international LARP conventions as an Assistant Producer/ Director of Logistics.  He has co-written and published not one but two separate RPG adventures.  He has even put his body on the line, having spent over a decade in the Independent Professional Wrestling business in Southern Ohio as a manager, writer, promoter and performer. His time here is where his “gimmick/stage” name Profit originates from.  With all this, who needs sleep (or who has time for it)?  Now he’s a proud member of Audioblivious Productions, getting to live out his passion for performing and entertainment (through yet another means) along with an incredibly talented group of guys and gals who he is more than proud to call his friends and family. Just don’t tell them that. We don’t want it going to their heads. 

Jeremy Hennessy

Jeremy Hennessy

Dubbed a nerd at just the tender age of 4, Jeremy wore the title (often considered derogatory) like a prize fighters championship belt, displaying it proudly and never shunning it.  Knowing there were others out there who shared his passion for things such as video games, novels, golden era comic book heroes and heroines, off-beat and sometimes crass comedy, musical and general knowledge trivia, music spanning the genres of punk, 80’s, alternative, metal, classic rock and psychedelia (the nerd obsession list goes on and on) he had to find those of his kind.  Others he sought and others he found.  Finding camaraderie in school allowed him to blossom into an uber-nerd, winning over close and wonderful friends with a one-two punch combo comprised of his whip smart sense of humor and a heartfelt compassion for the plight of his fellow nerd-man.  The nerds, dorks, geeks and freaks are the firm foundation for most of his relationships going back decades now. (See Austin and Scott…such nerds) Amongst his people, he was now allowed to thrive.  Now, since he’s been given the opportunity to express himself through the amazing and diverse world of Audio Drama, Jeremy has slowly but surely started to take ideas, stories and characters and run with them, often into realms planted firmly outside the norm…a place he truly feels comfortable.  This is the first chance Jeremy has had at both writing and acting and given the opportunity to keep the world laughing takes his role very seriously and always crazy.  Due to letting Jeremy have free reign of the website, we’re now obligated to point out that Jeremy is “Devilishly Handsome”. Something like a young “Harrison Ford meets Patton Oswalt” kinda sexy. Don’t believe him? Just ask him to dance for you.  Ugh…what a nerd….I can’t even…

Sarah Golding

Sarah Golding

Sarah has wanted to act for a very long time but real life keeps on getting in the way. Grr. She has a young family and teaches drama to 11-19 year olds in between the fun bits of acting and mummying. She has appeared onstage in an Amateur and semi-professional capacity – whatever that means – for over 25 years as countless character parts from Granny Weatherwax in several Sir PTerry stage adaptations, to Hilary in ‘The woman who cooked her husband’, and Julie Saunders the prostitute mum in ‘Bad Girls the musical’. She directs community theatre and has fun creating entertaining family shows of mayhem. Oh. Yes. She. Does. Audio drama has opened up doors to working with some amazing people in the last 18 months on roles with the amazing Audioblivious crew, (Lizzie McCoy/ Mom/ Elasine) Koach Studios (Ariel), Twilight Audio theatre (Barbara in Gabriella Thomas and the return of the fallen), And in diverse roles in You are here, Found, and Atheist Apocalypse specials with the Fatecrafters teams, Lauren Nelson on The Box, And other guest roles for A Scottish podcast, Galaxy Quest Restoration project, Manor House, Electric Vicuña Productions, Mark Slade Productions, The Nerdy Show and Pulp Pourri Theatre. There are a few exciting things in the pipeline but she is ALWAYS up for more aural funnnnnn. (Can I say that on a bio?!) She LOVES accents and sometimes forgets how to actually speak in her natural voice. Feel free to throw her a meaty part….(Can I say that too? I think this Lizzie character has started to take me over….I’ll just sit here batting my eyelashes til someone gives me a fun part…meaty or not…?!??!) COYB!

Danielle

Danielle

To best understand Danielle is to understand that she is a misanthropic weirdo. A brilliant outcast from the get go, she’s always been a constant, proud antagonist to societal norms.  As early as middle school, she often exchanged art and fan-fiction with her wonderfully strange, empathic and equally creative friends, her own arts specializing often in the taboo and morbid. She continued this practice well into her mid-20’s, collaborating with a close-knit group of friends in endeavors that included writing, art, and RPGs. An early internet advocate for complete and unhindered free expression through art, her controversial works would eventually lead to her being banned from many writing and art hosting websites, but like Robert Maplethorpe, this is a feat which she is fiercely proud of (even if many of her works were lost in the battle).  An incredibly talented singer, her background in vocal performance goes back to early childhood.  With her love of choir and the subsequent struggle of extensive voice lessons she would go on to utilize her vocal gift in many performances both in and out of school.  It was soon discovered her first dabble in voice acting actually preceded many of us here at Audioblivious, dubbing over anime with like-minded and passionate friends back in college…if mostly for gits ‘n’ shiggles.  The reality and necessity of survival soon came calling and she soon found work at a famous and large corporation.  This soon became nothing more than a nine year hiatus from the things she loved and enjoyed: a socially anxious concierge at a major corporation where a large portion of her soul seemed to wither away and die.  Taking control of her own destiny once again, she has thrown off the shackles of corporate oppression and she now spends her time training, playing, disciplining but ultimately loving a legion of grateful (and some ungrateful) canines of all shapes, sizes and breeds. Finding love, friendship and a brand new outlet for expression she is excited to get back to her creative roots as one of the members of the Audioblivious crew.  Her passions include irreverent, alternative humor, grungy metal music, a non stop influx of documentaries (from world wars to geography to the macabre), video games, and of course dogs. Lots and lots of dogs.